DRM Can Hurt Sales, Says New Study
Posted on Monday, October 10 @ 13:05:00 Eastern by Nicholas Tan
New research by Rice University and Duke University have concluded that, as much as publishers believe that DRM is necessary to combat piracy, adding DRM may actually increase piracy.
Using analytical modeling, professors Dinah Vernik of Rice and Devavrat Purohit and Preyas Desai of Duke found that while DRM makes "piracy more costly and difficult, the restrictions also have a negative impact on legal users who have no intention of doing anything illegal", as shown in their upcoming new paper "Music Downloads and the Flip Side of Digital Rights Management Protection":
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